Thursday, April 5, 2012

This Is Obama's Moment

Here's Tom Maguire on Obama's foray into attacking intimidating playing straight man for the Supreme Court:

Is that the President speaking about the Constitution or have I blundered into a comedy club?

Barack Obama: Comedy Central Leftist

Since he arrived on the national stage, Obama has mainly dealt with criticism by mocking those who are criticizing him, mostly by stuffing and fluffing both those who would criticize him and their criticisms with a whole lotta straw.

They don't like me because I have a funny middle name and don't look like the other Presidents on the dollar bills.
They drove our economy into the ditch, now their just sippin' on slurpees, they can't have the keys back, they don't know how to drive.
They wanna build a moat and put alligators in it.
etc

For the longest time a large number of people would laugh along with him at those making the criticisms, including of course the media and Hollywood (who could never find anything funny about Obama).

John Kass in 2008:

[Obama is] the Mr. Tumnus of American politics, the gentle forest faun of Narnia, with throngs of reporters trembling to sit with him at tea and cakes, like the little girl in the C.S. Lewis story, as he plays the flute, chanting "We Are The Change We've Been Waiting For."

And nobody laughs.

You don't laugh because you can't make fun of Obama. The ground would swallow you whole.

And in 2008 I compared Obama to Chantecler, the rooster who thought he made the sun rise, at which point I concluded:

The media doesn't laugh because you can't make fun of Obama. The sun would refuse to rise.

What else is left but to mock such a notion?

I wouldn't change one word of that, even if it is four years later and the world just now seems ready to accept it.

Because now poor Obama is beginning to realize that an ever growing number of people are laughing at him and not with him. And over the next several months, it quite possibly might dawn on poor Obama that we'll all be laughing at him all the rest of the days of his life.

In fact, to paraphrase perhaps the most hyped orator this nation has ever known, "I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when...the rise of laughter at Obama began to grow and our nation began to heal."

Barackadoodledoo!